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Masters of International Relations / International Law

Overview

Graduate with two sought-after master's qualifications and enhance your employability in the fields of international politics and law.

This two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) dual master's program will enable you to understand the links between international politics and international law. These include how political events can shape international legal decision-making, the impact of law on trade, international security and other political issues, and how politics and law mutually shape each other.

In International Relations, your courses introduce the history of the international system, theoretical approaches to international relations, security in the international system and international political economy.

In International Law, one compulsory course introduces public international law and the remaining three focus on international law in action, and the nexus between international and domestic law. You'll then choose from a series of elective courses to suit your personal growth and interests.

All of this will give you a clear understanding of the ground rules for international political behaviour, including how international law facilitates business, shapes crises and drives state behaviour, the rules that allow businesses to operate successfully in the international sphere, and the politics that sometimes override those rules.

In short, you'll gain the knowledge to pursue any internationally focused career, whether in government, NGOs or international business.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5671
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$41152 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5671
CRICOS Code
092452K
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Acquire two master's degrees in a shorter timeframe than if studying them individually.
  • Learn from award-winning teachers and internationally renowned academics.
  • Take advantage of industry networking opportunities.
  • Gain the qualifications to get ahead in your chosen international profession.

1 in Queensland for law

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for politics

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

Graduate salary

Law & paralegal studies (postgraduate)

$93K–$127K

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to International Relations: peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, history, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography, and Law, or
  • a Graduate Certificate in International Relations or Graduate Certificate in International Studies or Graduate Diploma in International Studies from the university, or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline plus a minimum of 3 years of full-time equivalent International Relations-relevant work experience. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and/or work experience will be individually assessed, and
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to International Law.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification/s.You must have completed at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content in the discipline, including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to International Relations: peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, history, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography, and Law, or
  • a Graduate Certificate in International Relations or Graduate Certificate in International Studies or Graduate Diploma in International Studies from the university, or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline plus a minimum of 3 years of full-time equivalent International Relations-relevant work experience. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and/or work experience will be individually assessed, and
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to International Law.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification/s.You must have completed at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content in the discipline, including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Masters of International Relations / International Law are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

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Additional application information

*Please note if the GCIR or GCIS or GDipIS is used as the basis of entry into the program and you do not have an existing approved degree in the same discipline, you will not be eligible for credit towards the Masters program.

For the MIR same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, history, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography, and Law.

Professional experience requirements same discipline can be demonstrated with 3 years work experience in a relevant international relations organisation Unless otherwise stated, the minimum amount of relevant work experience is 3 years full-time equivalent (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references).

For the MIL same discipline is defined as a degree in law; or a degree in arts, business, commerce or economics with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography. Which must include a minimum of four courses covering international topics.

To satisfy the requirement for same discipline a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Additional application information

*Please note if the GCIR or GCIS or GDipIS is used as the basis of entry into the program and you do not have an existing approved degree in the same discipline, you will not be eligible for credit towards the Masters program.

For the MIR same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography, and Law.

Professional experience requirements same discipline can be demonstrated with 3 years work experience in a relevant international relations organisation Unless otherwise stated, the minimum amount of relevant work experience is 3 years full-time equivalent (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references).

For the MIL same discipline is defined as a degree in law; or a degree in arts, business, commerce or economics with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography. Which must include a minimum of four courses covering international topics

To satisfy the requirement for same discipline a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$30,330

2022

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Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $41,152

2023

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Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Masters of International Relations / International Law pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

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Scholarships

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Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

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